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Biliary Mucinous Cystadenoma: A Review of the Literature

REVIEW ARTICLE

Biliary Mucinous Cystadenoma: A Review of the Literature

Leon D. Averbukh*,1, David C. Wu1, Woo Cheal Cho2 and George Y. Wu1

1Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
2Department of Pathology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
*Correspondence to: Leon D. Averbukh, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 236 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06030, USA. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2019;7(2):149-153 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2019.00017
Received: April 13, 2019 Accepted: June 11, 2019 Published online: June 28, 2019

Abstract

Biliary mucinous cystadenomas are cystic neoplasms commonly mistaken for simple cysts. They are rare and generally benign tumors, often incidentally found on imaging and during unrelated surgical interventions. They tend to be slow growing though may reach symptomatic dimensions. Misdiagnosis of biliary mucinous cystadenomas may have serious consequences secondary to their potential for malignant transformation into biliary mucinous cystadenocarcinomas. Here, we review the epidemiology, etiology, pathology, diagnostic modalities, histology, and available treatment methods for mucinous cystadenomas reported in current literature.

Keywords

Biliary mucinous cystadenoma, Biliary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, Cystic neoplasm

 

 

 

 

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